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Howard County Welcome Center in historic Ellicott City is OPEN today, Friday, March 6. Come and see us!

Experience the Great Indoors in Howard County, MD!

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While we wait for winter to finally thaw out, explore the great indoors this March by discovering, sight-seeing, shopping, dining and lodging at a variety of attractions and activities for every age at every budget for every interest!

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Wine in the Woods

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Pet-Friendly Places, Events, Pubs & Inns

“Top 10 Places is U.S. for Pet Lovers” according to US News & World Report, so bring Rover over (and Fluffy, Polly, Charlotte, Nemo…)

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Welcome Centers in Ellicott City & Savage Mill

WC Bench 2Stop in our Welcome Centers to get local insights and recommendations from our Tourism Team. Take a break in the lounge area, discover new area attractions, learn history from informational panels, and grab brochures for the best lodging, shopping, dining and sight-seeing.

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Visitors & Residents Guide Available

The award-winning Official guide to Shopping, Dining, Lodging, Sight-seeing, Living and Discovering Howard County, Where Maryland Comes Together!

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